Dan Snyder Accuses Co-Owner of Extortion To Force Him To Sale WFT
Dan Snyder had a rough offseason, and is now having an even worse season, despite his team being in first place in the NFC East.
On Wednesday, TMZ Sports reported that the owner is now calling out a minority owner of the team for trying to extort him into selling the NFL franchise by leaking damaging information about him that is related to the sexual misconduct allegations made by former WFT employees.
“In the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Snyder says Schar is well aware an independent investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing — however, he claims Schar repeatedly leaked info about the case to the Washington Post and other media outlets, attempting to smear him.
As for the extortion allegation, Snyder claims Schar told Snyder’s attorney he had a bombshell that would “kill Dan” if it came out … and added he would release it if Snyder didn’t “just sell the team.”
According to the docs, Schar also had the investment banker for the WFT minority owners get in the mix. Snyder claims that guy texted him, “You know what I know and what I’ve never spoken about … If you want a s**t show, we are on for that too.”
The minority owners are unable to get the full value of their investment unless Snyder, who is the majority owner, agrees to sell the franchise off.
As Snyder says in the docs, “I am fighting on multiple fronts for interests that go beyond just me, including for the Team that I love, as well as my family, and can swear to this Court that the accusations I improperly leaked information to the press are false.”